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BMW X5 what is fail safe mode

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what is fail safe mode

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What are you seeing and how is it driving?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
im not driving the car my wife is & called me to ask what does this mean. so now im asking you
Does it say this on the instrument panel and does it say, "transmission failsafe mode"?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

YES & YES JUST WHAT DOES THIS MEAN

It means that the computer that runs the transmission has found a fault in the transmission and has put the trans into 3rd gear to lessen any damage from the fault. If the vehicle must take a long ride, it should be towed to a trans shop to see what happened. Its ok for short trips.
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